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22 January 2014
21 January 2014
Rachel Reeves MP is the Labour Shadow work and pensions secretary. Rachel Reeves said if Labour get in government and people want to get Job Seekers Allowance then they must do a course in English or Maths.
10 January 2014
There’s never a dull moment aboard the good ship Mencap and the Public Affairs team is flat out already! I managed however to snatch a mo to write down a bit about what 2014 holds in store for us...
6 January 2014
As parents of children with a disability and special educational needs, we need time out in order to recoup our energy levels and enthusiasm...
24 December 2013
Michelle is the author of With a Little Help From My Friends and the Warrior Mum blog series. In this blog she writes about her experiences with respite care with Marie, who she adopted when she was a young woman.
20 December 2013
In Ismail Kaji's blog he shows the reply the Mayor of London Boris Johnson gave to his letter from last month. Ismail's letter responded to Boris' comments in a speech where he said the “16% of our species who have an IQ below 85” is “relevant to a conversation about equality”.
17 December 2013
Stephen McGreal is an artist. He creates beautiful things. The Mencap Trust Company supports him by funding art studio sessions. And this year Stephen agreed to create a Christmas card for us. It is wonderful. Take a look!
17 December 2013
Alan Milner, Parliamentary affairs officer at Mencap, opens up the debate around the importance of language, and in doing so makes the case why we should be using the term 'short breaks' rather than 'respite'.
16 December 2013
One of my passions in life is letting everyone know what a ‘typical’ family life we lead – and I truly believe we do. Walks in the woods, birthday parties, eating out, hair-wash night, writing letters to Santa - and the odd meltdown. All feels pretty ‘typical’ to me...
13 December 2013
Claire has been attending Mencap's short breaks service at Eastfields for around 10 months. In her blog she talks about how it has helped her build her skills in independence and confidence, as well as manage her epilepsy. Claire says Eastfields has helped her "live the life I want to lead."